We stayed at Cuckoo Down farm at the end of June and had the advantage of doing a weekend in Buttercup Yurt and then a midweek break in the Safari Tent which we nicknamed Edwin ! As soon as we arrived we felt the magic and our stress levels started tumbling down. Our little boy, who is four, loved running around and making friends with other visiting children but we were still all positioned far apart enough to feel like we were on our own when we wanted to.. Everything you need is there from wine bottle openers to spare blankets. Even the "mixed" weather and me coming down with a stinking cold didnt't spoil it one iota as we were lovely and snuggly with our log burner and hot water bottle ! The Yurts are lovely, quirky, pretty and cosy, the safari tent is wonderful too and has much more space if that is what you require although plenty of room in the yurt with a double bed plus two sofa beds ! We had a midninght visitor in the form of a badger sniffling around outside the safari tent. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, we will be back !
PS: Pea Green Boat in Sidmouth, Jack in the Green and the Golden Lion all fantastic places to eat, in fact we didnt have a bad meal the whole holiday, Even the Chinese takeaway in Ottery was gorgeous !!! Also have a reiki session with Kara, magical and sooo relaxing !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to Cuckoo Down Farm near Sidmouth in Devon for relaxed, easy glamping for families or couples. Chose from three large safari tents and three spacious yurts, all with woodburners, kitchens, double beds, sofas plus all cooking equipment. Cuckoo Down Farm is 2.5 hours drive from London and SE, 10 mins from the M5 and A30. Stay in 25 acres of pretty meadows, light a campfire and explore three acres of bluebell woods. The farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, four miles inland from the World Heritage Coast at Sidmouth, Beer and Branscombe. Lovely beaches and great gastro pubs nearby. Collect eggs, have pony rides and explore unspoilt Devon countryside on a beautiful farm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cuckoo Down Farm Ottery St. Mary, Devon